Fractals are mathematically-generated. In this case, the artist isn’t so much like a painter, as like a photographer. The hard part of a fractal is exploring the giant mathematical universe and finding the interesting compositions, snapping a photo, so to speak.
Fast-Approaching Dandelion Seeds
Flight of the Red Lantern
The hero image, this is a lantern flying off into the night sky.
Sometimes you need to do basic math to come up with a great watermelon.